North America United States
  • Reporting to: Vice President US Offshore Wind
  • Department: US Offshore
  • Job Location: Flexible/NYC/LA/Remote
  • Travel Required: US West and East Coast, occasional transatlantic travel

Company Overview: 

A world free of fossil fuels. If you share our vision, then join us on our mission. 

This is your opportunity to make a real difference in averting the climate crisis, in an organisation that is at the forefront of the global transition to renewable energy. 

Mainstream Renewable Power is a recognised global leader in renewable energy; and the pride we all get from developing, constructing and operating our projects is one reason why we are officially recognised as a Great Place to Work. 

Now we are looking for people who can power our progress to a new level. If you want to make a real difference in the world, working with our extraordinary team across six continents, check out our newly created role. 

Summary of Role

Mainstream Renewable Power is looking for an Permitting Manager, NA Offshore Wind, to provide technical and strategic advice in relation to offshore and onshore environmental issues and permitting requirements. This person will work alongside the offshore team to ensure that Mainstream’s offshore wind projects are designed and delivered responsibly and with minimum impact on the environment or stakeholders. The Offshore Permitting Manager will play an important role in helping to understand and mitigate site-specific risks and to accelerate and maximise value from Mainstream’s offshore development program principally through the achievement of timely permits and consents.

What you will do?

  • Coordinate and lead permitting activities for offshore wind projects in the US.
  • Develop a robust and achievable permitting strategy for US and Canadian offshore projects working closely with internal and external stakeholders.
  • Stay informed about relevant legislation. Guide the development timeline accordingly.
  • Work with internal teams to design a project schedule and ensure milestones are achieved.
  • Understand and communicate key permitting risks and manage risk mitigation.
  • Lead engagement with consultants and advisors. Determine scopes of work, appoint contractors and interpret advice received.
  • Manage and oversee the process to meet all regulatory, siting and environmental requirements to obtain all permits and approvals. Lead the preparation of all relevant project documentation and applications for submission to regulatory agencies.
  • Liaise with partners and other Mainstream colleagues (e.g. finance, engineering, H&S) to ensure projects are designed and developed to be practical, efficient and safe, that EIAs and permit applications are adequately scoped and that all permits received are fit for purpose.
  • Represent Mainstream’s position at all hearings, public consultations and workshops and strengthen the position of Mainstream in the US through speaking engagements and stakeholder outreach.
  • Liaise with stakeholders and regulators throughout development phase and beyond.
  • Maintain regular communication with appropriate stakeholders and government agencies.
  • Coordinate preparation of applications and filings with state and federal agencies.
  • Particiapte in partnership discussions as required and provide assistance in securing a partner.
  • Be a key contributer to securing a lease through BOEM competitive lease auction process.
  • Provide support for offshore development in APAC regions.

What we require? 

  • Minimum of Bachelor’s Degree in engineering, environmental related discipline, political science or other applicable field.
  •  6+ years of experience in energy project development, permitting and/or environmental review.
  • A sound working knowledge of the US renewable energy development process and regulatory landscape with preference given to experience with offshore wind.
  • Contacts within the planning authorities, stakeholder groups and the energy industry.
  • Project management or wind energy regulatory experience with a broad range of environmental management skills and extensive applied onshore or offshore planning and environmental assessment experience in the renewable energy sector.
  • Experience leading permitting campaigns for large development projects in the US.
  • Demonstrated depth of market knowledge to assist in securing a partner.
  • Experience in APAC development an advantage.

The candidate should be equipped with the following key skills: 

  • Excellent written and oral communication skills
  • Ability to work under pressure and meet deadlines
  • Ability to work in a team, coordinate and enthuse colleagues and consultants
  • Strong initiative and the ability to proactively identify required tasks
  • Excellent attention to detail
  • Ability to maintain sight of the ‘big picture’ and overarching objectives at all times
  • Good IT skills, including experience with MS Word, Excel and Project packages and GIS capability
  • An organised approach to working, task prioritisation and time management
  • The ability to manage contractors where required

"This job offer encourages the inclusion of people with disabilities in the workplace."


Why you really should click that button 👇 

We offer you the opportunity to work in a dynamic and entrepreneurial organization, to be part of a diverse workplace with regards to gender, age and cultural background in the most exciting industry in the world today. You will receive a very competitive total benefits package including an excellent base salary, bonus scheme and share options. 

Career development 

  • Excellent training (an average 54 hours a year)  
  • Secondment and relocation opportunities 
  • Career progression (16% promotions across the Group in 2021)

Shared financial success  

  • A competitive, industry benchmarked and cost-of-living linked salary, reviewed annually 
  • Annual bonus up to 20% 
  • Annual Share options 20% 
  • 401k up to 6% Employer Contribution Matched 

Work/life balance 

  • WFH in a hybrid working arrangement 
  • Generous annual leave, plus a community or charity workday each year 
  • Paid maternity, paternity, adoptive and bereavement leave  
  • Allowance for WFH set up 

True diversity & inclusion 

  • Equal opportunity targets  
  • GWEC Women in Wind and Mainstream Women in Renewables programmes
  • You can be you, whatever your gender, color, or sexual orientation 

Care for health & wellbeing  

  • Health insurance paid for you and your dependents 
  • Life and disability cover  

These are just some of the reasons why we are officially certified as a Great Place to Work.  

Apply for this job now and see how we can energize your career! 


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